8701 (2001) produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", and top-three single "U Don't Have to Call".
Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement.
He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
Prince was apparently healthy – but he was in his late 50s and suffered an OD just a few days prior to his death.
News broke that his private plane stopped to seek emergency treatment for the singer from too much Percocet in his system – at least according to insiders.
Now that Prince Rogers Nelson is dead, conspiracy theories like the Illuminati, about what “really” happened to the artist are churning like mad.
One recurring notion is that he was killed in an Illuminati plot. Did Prince believe in the shadow organization or did he belong to it?Many theorists have taken this as a sign that the secret group killed Prince Rogers Nelson. Just because Prince believed in the Illuminati (and he seemed to unless he was pranking us all), does not mean the shadow organization exists.Once the toxicology reports are revealed in a few weeks, the sad news is that his cause of death will be utterly ordinary.In 1994, he released his self-titled debut album, Usher.He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his sophomore album My Way (1997), which spawned his first U. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow", amongst top-two singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way".We all know Prince was an odd bird – he was brilliant, complex, a master of music and a deep thinker.